Music video featuring BUMP Records' hip-hop recording artists Simon T, Will Bracy, Tyne Taz, and Mr. Knowitall. Directors: Nathan Davis-Floyd & Ame Garrucho TRT 4:55 Screenings: Los Angeles Film Festival Bay Area Filmmakers Course (San Francisco State University) Access SF (San Francisco, CA) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: hiphop, music video
Careful what you ask a stranger at the bus stop-you might just get an answer! A look at perceptions of beauty, ethnicity, and body image. Director: Karen Lum TRT: 4:05 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Los Angeles Film Festival San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival Hamptons International Film Festival Media That Matters (New York, NY) Slant: Asian-American Film Festival (Houston) Orinda Film Festival (CA) Women of Color Film Festival (Berkeley, CA) Project... Topics: body image, ethnic, young women
In a world confined to "A" and "B," one man has the courage to "C" outside the box. Lead Youth Producers: Andrew Baxter & Daniel Downey TRT: 4:00 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Screenagers Film Festival (Berkeley, CA) Locomotion Film Festival (Salt Lake City, UT) MHz Shortz Film Festival (Silver Spring, MD) Reel Teens Film Festival (New York, NY) Oakland International Film Festival Youth Film Festival (St. Helena, CA) Awards: Top Prize:... Topics: censorship, courage, individuality
An animated response to a musical song/story by the British group Madness, "Our House" was designed and animated by students 12 to 15 years old, and originated entirely on flipbooks. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Family Values, Freedom of Expression, Personal Responsibility
Vicki Chan, senior at Skyline High school, shows us how two Oakland Public School teachers transfer their knowledge into interactive teaching techniques that literally get their students up and cheering. Mr. Sears stands on a field with his high school physics class ready to launch their rockets, putting on a helmet, goggles and jock strap,. Whoever hits him gets an "A." On the other side of school, clapping and shouting dance instructions to rival Debbie Allen of Fame, Ms. James does...
You will discover how a simple subject, like poetry, can be acted, sung, spoken, written, read, rapped, and drawn. Prepare to be engulfed by an auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning environment. Recipe: Interview students expressing their experiences with a teacher who teaches to different learning styles. Add interviews with a teacher who plans her lessons to reach students who have different ways of learning. Mix in classroom footage of a "teacher worth paying attention to."... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: youth, education, poetry
Is the term 'family values' universal? Are Jordanian families all that different from American families? This episode is a unique opportunity to explore and deconstruct these stereotypes. The groups talk about homosexuality, divorce, sex, and discover that they have more feelings in common than they thought. Topics: Chat the Planet, Jordan, Family Values
Miscommunication Between Parents and Teens takes a look at conflicts that arise between parents and teenagers, giving insight into the perspectives of both the parents and the teens. By: Sandra Wong TRT: 5 min 25 sec Topics: parents, teens, misscommunication
Is the term family values universal? Are Jordanian families all that different from American families? This episode is a unique opportunity to explore and deconstruct these stereotypes. The groups talk about homosexuality, divorce, sex, and discover that they have more feelings in common than they thought. Topics: jordan, chat the planet, youth, family values
Teen musicians, journalists, poets and artists discuss their feelings about censorship and how it affects their ability to express themselves. Comments from the adults who mentor these teens provides additional perspective. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: freedom of speech, creativity
Excerpt from students' concept paper: Apathy rules America. Or at least that's the impression most people have. Many people are dissatisfied with the way the country is run, but don't do anything about it. Meanwhile, there is a powerful minority who are politically active. Many of these activists are youth. The problem we address in our video is the mythology that students are apathetic and ignorant. This video features several students at Oakland High who are plolitically active. We aim to... Topics: Student Activism, Youth
This public service announcement addresses the fact that we all wake up to and are daily faced with news that brings us down: everywhere there's a crisis, the world is falling apart, etc. Things just might start looking up if we remember to spread good news, about success, joy, and the miracles that happen everyday, in each of our lives. Topics: youth, empowerment, media
Two years ago, Jamaal was going nowhere fast with poor grades, second-rate test scores and little support from home. Yet, Jamal will graduate High School with a 3.73 grade point average and head to college with a prestigious $100,000 Posse Fellowship where he will pursue his dream of being an engineer. How did such a drastic change occur? "I had some teachers that turned me around," he concludes, "they didnít give up on me, they encouraged me. They refused to let me fail."...